Head lice have become an increasingly serious problem in schools, camps and communities all over the country. Camp Wingate*Kirkland is taking precautions which are necessary in order to minimize the risk of lice infestation among our campers and staff.
You may already be familiar with the head lice literature disseminated by your local school or health agency. In case you are not, information from the National Pediculosis Association is available here. This organization has developed a national reputation for up-to-date information regarding lice issues.
The following are the steps that we will be taking at Wingate*Kirkland this summer.
Option #1: Parents pick up their camper and treat them at home. Camper may return with written approval from a medical professional that he or she is lice and nit-free, as well as an “all clear” lice and nit examination by W*K Health Center Staff.
Option #2: Camp W*K Health will employ the services of “The Littlest Lice Shop,” a local, professional lice specialist to treat your child using their pesticide free process. Due to the cost of the treatment, families will be charged $500.
Please partner with us by checking your child or having your child checked for lice by a medical professional before they leave for Camp. If lice are found before camp starts and your child has been recently treated, please notify us so that we can re-check.
We are confident that these precautions will help all of us to have a healthier and happier summer!